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With just over 40 days to go until the Australian Women’s Cricket Team kick start their campaign at Junction Oval against New Zealand to secure the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, cricket fever is rising with the arrival of the T20 Trophy Tour in Victoria…

Grants available to turn up the volume on local music

Musicians in Ballarat looking to amp up their latest projects are being urged to get their applications in for the latest round of the Andrews Government’s Music Works program. Labor MP, Juliana Addison, said Ballarat’s vibrant music scene plays an important role in Victoria’s standing..


Ballarat harness racing enthusiasts are set for a racing bonanza on Saturday 18 January, with 100 per cent of gate takings going towards Wildlife Victoria to support bushfire affected animals. It will be spectacle for the whole family, with the pace picking up at the..

More shade to protect Ballarat from skin cancer

More of the Ballarat community will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Andrews Government installing more sunshades in public areas and sports clubs. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited Victoria Bowling Club to announce four community organisations in..

Preserving A Ballarat Icon

Works to preserve, protect and open up one of Ballarat’s most historic buildings has begun, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The Ballarat Mechanics Institute will receive $175,000 from round four of the Living Heritage Program for works to the basement of the iconic building,..

Supporting Ballarat Young People With Stable Housing

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure young people at risk of homelessness in Ballarat have a roof over their heads. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne visited five new townhouses built by the Labor Government, and met the tenants who have begun moving into the..

Boosting early years facilities for Wendouree families

The Andrews Government is building new and upgrading early learning facilities across the state, as it gets on with delivering universal Three-Year-Old Kinder. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced Ballarat City Council will receive a $50,000 grant to upgrade facilities at Goodstart Early..

Sporting clubs in Ballarat set to benefit from VicHealth funding

There are more opportunities for people living in Ballarat to get active and healthy with six local sporting clubs sharing in over $737,000 in funding from VicHealth for sports clubs across the state. Through VicHealth’s funding, local sports clubs have created more opportunities for women..

Funding to expand Ballarat Library

Ballarat’s main library will be renewed and expanded thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Government. The Government is investing $500,000 towards the Ballarat City Council’s Library Refurbishment Project through the 2019-20 Living Libraries Infrastructure program. Funding will see the Ballarat Library on Doveton..

Expanding Victoria’s Dedicated Family Violence Courts

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence through the creation of a dedicated Specialist Family Violence Court in Ballarat. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy and Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams visited Ballarat today to..


The Andrews Labor Government will accept each and every recommendation handed down by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, as part of its interim report. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited the Sebastopol Men’s Shed today and met..


Ballarat drivers can look forward to safer and smoother roads as maintenance crews undertake a widespread resurfacing program as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s regional road maintenance blitz. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford today visited Ballarat’s Victoria Street, which is the first of 12..

Health innovation and research on show

The Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research, Frank McGuire and the Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, have been given a hands on tour of Ballarat’s medical research community during a visit to BIRCH (Ballarat Innovation & Research Collaboration for Health) Associate Professor Mark Yates joined the..

Roads Blitz Supporting Local Jobs In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s regional road maintenance blitz is supporting local jobs across regional Victoria and injecting millions back into the economy. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford today visited Sprayline Road Services in Ballarat to meet with VicRoads’ in-house works team who have delivered over..

Keeping the legacy of our veterans alive

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of local veterans alive with funding to support several key projects in Ballarat and Western Victoria. Minister for Veterans, Robin Scott, and Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today announced $43,500 towards five projects in Ballarat. They’re amongst..

Mobile Therapy Bus Helping Recovery From Family Violence

A mobile therapy bus based in Ballarat and Moorabool Shire is helping children and young people recover from family violence as part of a $21 million investment in therapeutic interventions for victim survivors. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams said the Van Go..

Helping Ballarat families to enrol their children in kinder

The Andrews Government is making it easier for families in Ballarat to secure a place in kindergarten for their child, by supporting the City of Ballarat to provide a one-stop-shop for kindergarten enrolments. Council has been awarded a $24,000 grant to support their central enrolment..

Floor curling boost in Ballarat

A new sport is taking off in Ballarat with some financial help from the Andrews Labor Government. The Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited Ballarat Badminton Stadium to announce a $5,000 grant for all abilities floor curling. Floor Curling is a modified version of..